September 4, 2013

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm (New Shades) Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm New Shades Swatches

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm is available in new shades for the Fall 2013 season kids. Originally MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm released in three shades but MAC has extended the range to include nine different shades.

Take a look!

Shades now include:
Extra Light (pale alabaster)
Light (pale ivory)
Light Plus (light beige)
Medium (warm beige)
Medium Plus (tan beige)
Medium Dark (caramel beige)
Dark (deep caramel)
Dark Plus (neutral tan beige)
Dark Deep (rich golden bronze)

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm New Shades Swatches 2

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm New Shades Swatches 3

Medium Plus, Medium Dark, Dark

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm New Shades Swatches 4

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm New Shades Swatches 5

Dark Plus, Dark Deep

Prep + Prime Beauty Balm is a lightly tinted BB Cream that can be worn alone or acts as a primer to even out skin tone and create a smooth, even surface on skin. It contains an SPF 35 as well for added sun protection. I’m actually not a huge fan of it myself as as MAC markets it more as a facial prime than an actual blemish balm cream so don’t expect any real coverage here.

New shades are available now at all MAC counters and locations as well as online at

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Cj

    Yeah the compact version is way better, I don’t know if it has more coverage or is easier to layer, but you actually get a decent am ount of coverage with the compact compared to the tube.

        • the Muse

          mmm so so…after seeing the leaked photos (which I hope are completely false) I was a little disappointed….! you?

          • Cj

            Truth be told, I barely use my iphone anymore lol. I’m tempted to get the next 4g ipad mini and get a voip app. I always carry it around with me anyway so that and a Bluetooth would replace my iphone 😛

          • the Muse

            and be hecka cheaper…! ;-D but you’d have to rely on your friends/fam having the a voip app installed :-/

      • Cj

        Nah I’d get something like the line2 app, I get my own number and I can call and text anyone and receive from anyone too

        • the Muse

          line 2 gets crummy reviews I wouldn’t call it a day on your current plan until you used it a while and make sure it works out for you prior to canceling your phone contract completely

  • Ashley

    Never been a MAC fan, I don’t see what all the hype surrounding the brand is. I could see if you dressed in drag or were a makeup artist for NYC fashion week, this stage makeup would get the job done, I’ve never been impressed by MAC or their quality, but I do like their limitless selection on trendy colors making their way into the eye shadows. They are known for their unique color selection, so if you’re needing orange mascara MAC probably sells it:)

    • the Muse

      mm I don’t really think MAC is something exclusive to runways or drag queens…it’s a rather diverse range of products that caters to MANY different tastes.

  • Zoe

    I recently bought this because I was fed up paying $36 for my beloved MUFE Mat Velvet (even thou it matches me to perfection, and I have to say that Extra Light matches me! I love how it’s smoothing. But I wish the compact version was a wee bit lighter 🙁